Ask a doctor

How Long Can It Take for Internal Stitches from a Tummy Tuck to Dissolve?

I had surgery 7 months ago and some of the internal stitches are still there, just wondering if this is normal and how long it could potentially take for them to dissolve?

Doctor Answers (1)

Dissolving sutures

+1

most sutures that are used internally on a tummy tuck should be dissolved in 3-6 months. There are occasions where on certain parts of the abdomen, that permanent sutures are used though.

Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.

You might also like...

Ask a Doctor

Get personalized answers from board-certified doctors. For free.